With the Cubs struggling to plate runners in scoring position tonight, Addison Russell decided he’d better hit one extra far just to be sure that Javy Baez could score from second base.


That ball was crushed, heading out at 104mph and going 419 feet. Joe Blanton, who also gave up the decisive grand slam in Game One to Miguel Montero, has not had a great series.

The homer put the Cubs up 3-1 in the 6th inning, where things stand as of the clicking of publish on this post. I make no claims or warranties about what is to come …

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